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Watford blame Everton as they sack Silva – Gracia expected to be new boss

Watford blame Everton as they sack Silva – Gracia expected to be new boss

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch Silva’s final MOTD interview Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, blaming Everton’s approach for the Portuguese in November as the “catalyst for this decision”. The Hornets have won one of their last 11 Premier League games and are 10th in the table, five points above relegation […]

Iraq sentences German woman to death over IS involvement

Iraq sentences German woman to death over IS involvement

Image copyright AFP Image caption The woman was captured during the battle for Mosul last year A court in Iraq has sentenced a German woman to death after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group. She was sentenced for providing logistical support and taking part in attacks on Iraqi security forces. […]

Brownhills stabbing: Victim named as Mylee Billingham

Brownhills stabbing: Victim named as Mylee Billingham

Image copyright Family handout Image caption Mylee Billingham died in hospital shortly after being found seriously injured An eight-year-old girl who was stabbed to death has been named as Mylee Billingham. West Midlands Police said she died in hospital shortly after being found seriously injured in Valley View in Brownhills, near Walsall, at 21:15 GMT […]

Snow, ice and flooding affecting the UK

Snow, ice and flooding affecting the UK

Image copyright PA Image caption A car navigates snowy conditions near Fleet Moss in the Yorkshire Dales National Park Wintry conditions are affecting large parts of the UK, with snow and ice and heavy rain from northern Scotland to the southern counties of England. Met Office yellow “be aware” warnings are in place for Scotland, […]

Dad’s tribute to six-month-old girl killed in Gellilydan crash

Dad’s tribute to six-month-old girl killed in Gellilydan crash

Image copyright Luke Ginniver Image caption Luke Ginniver said his daughter Mili Wyn “could melt a million hearts” The father of a six-month-old girl who died in a car crash has paid tribute to his “smiling bundle of joy”. Mili Wyn Ginniver and her aunt Anna Williams, 22, died after their car hit a lorry […]

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

DR Congo: Several deaths in anti-Kabila protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tear gas was fired at protesters in the capital, Kinshasa At least five people have been killed in widespread protests in the Democratic Republic of Congo, United Nations sources say. Protesters are demanding that President Joseph Kabila – whose expected term of office expired more than a year ago – […]

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

Ethiopia Waldiya: Five killed by police at religious festival

At least five people have been killed in northern Ethiopia after security forces fired on a crowd at a religious festival who were reportedly shouting anti-government slogans. Many more were injured in the incident in the town of Waldiya. Angry protesters have blocked roads and businesses are closed. There have been nearly three years of […]

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

George Weah is due to become Liberia’s new president and commander-in-chief on Monday – but before that, the 51-year-old put his army’s football team through its paces with the help of his former teammates. Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

Syria: Turkish ground troops enter Afrin enclave

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish tanks rolled across the border into Syria on Sunday morning Turkish ground troops have crossed into northern Syria as part of Ankara’s campaign to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, Turkey’s PM says. Binali Yildirim said the aim was to establish a 30km (19-mile) “safe zone” deep inside […]

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Germany coalition talks: SPD backs talks with Merkel

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Mr Schulz (C) had initially ruled out a new “grand coalition” Germany’s Social Democrats (SDP) have voted for coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, their former coalition partners. Earlier this month the two groupings agreed a blueprint for formal talks. Mrs Merkel’s centre-right CDU and its Bavarian CSU ally […]

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